East End City Councilwoman Eneida Martinez, who’s considering a primary challenge of State Rep. Andre Baker, takes aim at the hiring practices of the Ganim administration in this commentary.
As a minority woman and Majority Leader on the City Council I find it very distasteful that the minority community are labeled, judged, disqualified, talked about and considered non-educated by those we put in office.
How is it that the majority of the community here in the City of Bridgeport with a high percentage supported Joseph Ganim for Mayor, but cannot receive the same level of respect, acknowledgement and integrity when it comes to filling positions? This goes for employment positions, board positions, committee slots, etc.
We the people of Bridgeport have allowed too much disrespect; have settled for too many crumbs, and to say the least allowed to be treated as if we are all incompetent. Current pending open positions that need immediate replacement are rather left unfilled because the administration rather not fill the position with a minority whether it be a Hispanic or African American individual. Our police department has seen tremendous change and even accredited by the implementation of a Hispanic officer, this officer has again been given the boot and thrown back into the community, rather than allowing him to remain in the position and capacity he is in fulfilling and making changes to the cause. Are we ever going to wake up? The City seems to have a cycle of representation from outsiders that have no position either as an elected official or other capacity. These individuals just call the shots and orders to what needs to happen in Bridgeport. We must stand in full stance and stop allowing and accepting the conquering and dividing tactic to continue.
Council Members need to read the charter over and over until your position as an elected official is understood. We can put a STOP to the gambling that has become a day to day operation here in the City of Bridgeport. When do you say enough is enough? When do you stand up and respect yourself enough to not allow the disloyalty given by those that we place in office. There are outsiders who are controlling who these positions should be filled with.
It is my understanding that certain shot callers DO NOT WANT _______ to return back to Public Facilities.
It is my understanding that certain shot callers DO NOT WANT _______ to be hired as the HR Director for the BOE.
It is my understanding that certain shot callers have requested that OFFICER ______ be removed from his current position in the Chief office and placed back onto Patrol.
It is my understanding that certain shot callers DO NOT WANT _______ to be the new Health Department Director.
Currently we DO NOT have a TAX ASSESSOR. WHY??? The right person has not been found yet by the shot callers?
Councilwoman Eneida Martinez – 139